Washington: Scientists have found that a drug used to treat leukemia and skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis may be a possible therapy for vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis and hypertension, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. The team led by Joseph M. Miano, associate director of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center had identified a number of genes that were activated or turned on by retinoids, one of which was AKAP12.
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